Specifically designed for housing associations and local authorities to use, the enlarged framework will include firms that can provide reactive works and services, void property repairs, and outsourced call handling on a 24/7 or out-of-hours basis.
Empty property refurbishment, improvement, and security services are also included in the framework, which is open to SMEs and larger contractors.
Lot 1: Responsive Repairs and Maintenance (worth up to £180m)
Lot 2: Empty Property Refurbishment (worth up to £22.5m)
Lot 3: Empty Property Security (worth up to £10m)
Lot 4: Housing Disrepair Works (worth up to £36m)
Lot 5: Contract Centre Services (worth up to £1.5m)
Peter Francis, executive director of operations at Fusion21 said: “Set for launch in September 2022 and developed in response to member and supply chain feedback, we’re delighted this framework now encompasses all aspects of repairs, maintenance, property refurbishment, and security works in one place.
“Recent figures have highlighted housing associations are spending around £5.4bn a year on repairs and maintenance services.
“We expect both demand and investment in this area to continue to grow, as the sector continues to recover from the pandemic tackling back-log repairs and disrepair works, while also striving to deliver best practice and increase customer satisfaction within communities.
“Our refreshed offer will provide a compliant, efficient, and quality performing framework with members able to benefit from greater cost efficiencies in addition to flexible call-off options – including direct award and geographical coverage across the UK down to a regional and local level.”
Tender information is available from the procurement portal. Submissions must be returned by 18 July.
To discuss this further, suppliers can contact Gary Stanfield, Framework Manager (Building Maintenance) by email.